Success from Sotheby’s for the jewels by Michele della Valle ♦ ︎
There were 13 jewels of Michele della Valle auctioned in Fine Jewels in Geneva on December 14th organized by Sotheby’s. One of the pieces was the top lot of the sale. It is a diamond brooch and a tsavorite, peridot and diamonds with the shape of two palms. A tropical tree was created with a set with baguette diamonds and brilliant cut, the other with circular cut tsavorite, live cut peridots, baguette and tapered baguette diamonds. Starting from a minimum estimate of € 38,500, the pin has been beaten at over € 62,000. But it was not the only piece on sale by the Italian designer-artist who is on the highest steps of the jeweler’s world-wide scale.
Among the other 12 jewels in the auction, a chick-shaped brooch in yellow gold with sapphire and onyx, also by Michele della Valle, started from 1,286 euros and came to 3,751. But those sold at the Geneva auction are just the last pieces put on sale this year by Sotheby’s of the Italian designer. On 12 October, for example, a necklace of rubies and diamonds pearls, was sold for over 73,000 euros and a pair of brooches with diamonds, spinels and tourmalines, totaled the remarkable sum of 62,000 euros. In June, still in the Swiss city (where Michele della Valle lives and works), the brooch with ruby and diamonds Cervo, has touched the 20,000 euros, while the bracelet Sassi, with emeralds, pink sapphires and diamonds, has been beaten for 60,000 euros. Federico Graglia